Sonoma Coast Wine

 

The Sonoma Coast AVA is an extensive part of Sonoma County, California. It stretches between San Pablo Bay to Mendocino along the Pacific coast, east to the coastal ranges. The climate created by such close proximity to the Pacific Ocean is that of heavy rainfall, cool winds and heavy fog. Most of the vineyards are planted into the ridges, keeping them as far above the fogline as possible as well as maximizing their sun exposure. 
 
There are certain varietals that respond well to such conditions, particularly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but the region is also known for its Rieslings and Syrah. 
 
The Fort Ross AVA is included within the Sonoma Coast. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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Varietals Produced in Sonoma Coast View all

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

Popular Wineries in Sonoma Coast View all

  • heintz

    Heitz Wine Cellars inhabits a pristine valley in the eastern hills of St. Helena known to the loc...

  • Kastania Vineyards

    A viticulture class in 1994 inspired Linda and Hoot Smith to demonstrate their love of red wine b...

  • Hirsch Vineyards and Winery

    Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific at Fort Ross, Sonoma County, Hirsch Vineyards is the b...

  • Meeker Vineyard

    Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977,...

  • W. H. Smith Wines

    Curious by nature and eager to embrace new adventures, it didn’t take much for friend and winemak...

  • Casa de la Cruz

    Casa de la Cruz wines are a companion label of Keller Estate Winery. These lovely entry level Cha...

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Sonoma Coast on Snooth

  • Decoy Pinot Noir 2014

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    Wine review by Doctor Scooter


  • Courtney Benham Gewürztraminer Sonoma County 2014

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    nose starts with heavy tropical flowers that are very fresh and crispy at the end. light beginning in taste, round, jelly body with peach with something tropical again, like "Acca sellowiana"... very consistent combination of nose and flavor. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014

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    Had this with lunch the other day. Imminently - immediately forgettable, with nothing of note to be remembered, so say I. However Tasting Panel has it at 90 points - Winemaker has this - 'Wild strawberry, red plum, rose petals and baking spice aromas. Bing cherry, cola, cranberry and black tea flavors. Lingering hints of mocha are cradled by sup... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Tom Gore Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    Good with chocolate. I bought it at Payless Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Puccioni Old Vine Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2012

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    Big, fruity nose that also includes alcohol. A bit over the top with red fruit on entryraspberry, plum. Some earthiness or, maybe, coffee mid-palate. Very noticeable tannin and acid. An OK wine, but nothing to rave about. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Blue Rock Baby Blue Red 2014

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    1 of 3 Bottles, In Honor of my Son's 12th day on this Earth. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Ancillary Cellars Pinot Noir Sun Chase Vineyard 2014

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    A lot of up-front bright red fruitstrawberry, plumwith something of a floral note. Beyond the fruity introduction, this is, to me, a very lean wine. Im not disappointed with the lack of tanninOK, I am disappointed, but I also know that this is Pinot Noirbut I also wish there was more acid. This is an easy-to-drink wine, but, sometimes (days e... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • The '14 is singing right now EMark, nice find. Good thing your wager was ... Marie, Sparkling Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 2014 Stone the Crows, Fallen Feather, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2014 Waterfall, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2014 Le Petit Vice, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley    And... {{{{drumroll please}}}} I check my email during the 4... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • This is a load of bs. There is no $35 93 pt PN selling for 5.99 in the super market.  If they have to discount they do, but not like thatYou are right. I was off by a buck. I apologize.As of four days ago there were still cases piled.Of course, I'm not the only one who saw it - http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=136232&p=218... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Searching for a Resonable...


  • Schug Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015

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    Creamy, aromatic and rich apricot, tangerine and green apple aromas. Juicy and firm yet plump in the mouth, this brings a bit of a tropical note along with citrus notes of lemon, grapefruit and melon, turning tart and acidic towards the finish with a brusque oak spice. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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